Roger D. Moody

April 08, 1948 ‒ June 02, 2009

Howard, Ohio

Roger D. Moody Sr., age 61, of Millersburg Road, Howard, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on April 8, 1948 in Licking County to the late Delbert and Ruth (Davis) Moody. He worked for Jay Tel in Mansfield, Ohio. Roger served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Amvets Post #95 and the Christian Covenant Church of God.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Shirley (Elswick) Moody, three sons, Roger (Julie Mitchell) Moody Jr., Travis (Cheryl) Moody and Nathaniel Elswick all of Howard, a daughter, Arlesa Moody of Mount Vernon, nine grandchildren, Savannah Moody, Brian Moody, Kayomi Payne, Kyle Moody, Dakota Hagans, Aaron Moody, Logan Moody, Alex Moody and Tyler Moody, two brothers, Kenneth (Gladys) Moody of Newark, Delbert (Connie) Moody of Newark and a sister, Diane (Rich) Blanchett of Newark.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant brother, a brother, Joseph Moody, three sisters, Freida Sherer, Darlene Moody and Marlene Moody.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 AM. Pastor Tim Overly will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Roger D. Moody.